Source: Grosse Pointe News Online

Knights earn solid results

by the Grosse Pointe News

September 12, 2013

University Liggett’s boys’ and girls’ cross country teams competed in the Warrior Classic at Lake Erie Metropark last weekend.

There were 17 schools competing, most of them from larger divisions.

“Saline has more kids on its team than we have in our high school. We knew that going into this race and chose it because we wanted to face competition from outside our region and outside our division,” head coach Trey Cassidy said. “We have been attending this race for several years and have seen it grow from 5 schools in the first year.

“Our goal was to provide a competitive starting point for our team so they could test their fitness and practice race strategy in a large field. We wanted each athlete to go after their individual time goals and to do their part to help the team by racing to beat the runners around them. Because we have a small team, with 20 girls and boys, we can support each individual athlete with focused attention and they understand their importance to the team.”

The top three girls for the Knights were Danielle Lorant, Maddie Wu and Madison Jerome, who raced together for most of the event. For the boys, captain William Loner raced to his best overall finish in this event and starting the season faster than last year.

The arrival of several freshmen who competed in their first large race at the 5k distance were NickBrusilow, Sarah Galbenski, Jorden Peterson, Dominique Iannuzzi and Andrew Wu.

“We race at the Holly Invite this weekend, likely in a division with more schools our own size,” Cassidy said. “So this will offer a different kind of test, where do we stand against our state and league competition?”